Construction and Oilfield Fatalities
Certain jobs expose workers to significant dangers that can put their lives at risk when something goes wrong. Oilfield and construction accidents are two sectors with alarmingly high death rates. One in five workplace fatalities occurs in the construction sector, and the fatal work injury rate for onshore and offshore oil and gas extraction workers is seven times higher than that of employees in other fields.
Construction accidents that result in fatalities are most commonly linked to falls, being struck by an object on a job site, electrocutions, or a worker getting caught in or between an object or objects. The most common reasons for oilfield accidents and oil rig worker deaths are transportation accidents, fires, explosions, or coming into contact with equipment or objects.
Like many other workplace accidents, construction and oilfield worker fatalities are too often the result of dangerous work conditions. It is an employer’s job to ensure a safe work environment for all workers. When that doesn’t happen, tragic accidents can occur.
Slack Davis Sanger is known for advocating for workers against large corporations. Colleagues and opposing counsel respect the firm’s leadership in standing up for victims. Our experienced attorneys can help you obtain compensation for your loss and hold those responsible accountable.